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What reasons would a designer want to employ squares over hexes in a battle simulation game?

Indoor areas or city terrain can be easier to represent using squares because they tend to follow 90 degree angles anyway. Most games with movement in a dungeon or similar places use squares. There ...
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How many stones for small go boards?

The number of stones for a board is meant to be effectively infinite. The typical procedure if players run out is to exchange captured stones in equal quantities and continue with them. This means ...
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Dividing up Hexagonal Board Tiles

Mage Knight: The Board Game uses a series of boards that are made of smaller hexes. Each board is 7 hexes and connects to the adjacent board. There are also symbols along the edges which dictate the ...
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Can I use Heroscape-style tiles in my own game designs?

If interlocking hexes are what you are inquiring about, Heroscape patented that idea when it introduced them. As US Patent law has a default term of 20 years, even if not extended via patent term ...
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Can I use Heroscape-style tiles in my own game designs?

Many games have a playfield made up of hexagons. Some games also contain interlocking tiles/sheets that are made up of hexagons (e.g. Clans of Caledonia, Wombat Rescue). I'm not aware of any that use ...
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How many stones for small go boards?

I would recommend to use Chinese scoring, where prisoners are given back to your opponent. Go is played on a 19x19 board and comes with 181 black stones and 180 white stones. This is to accommodate ...
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How many stones for small go boards?

I think you could follow the same formula you've listed for other boards and you will be fine. That is black gets half the square of the number of lines rounded up and white gets half the square of ...
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Dividing up Hexagonal Board Tiles

Hexagons are naturally dividable into 6 equilateral triangles. Or you could opt for other than hexagonal boards. If you want hexagonal tiles, you could have collections of 7 (a central one with 6 ...
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Othello on a non-square board?

There is a fairly famous othello variation called octagon othello. it's basically played on a 10x10 board with the corner regions cut out. .... ...... ........ .......... ....ox.... ....xo.... ....
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